In a major feat, Chitkara University, Patiala, has been recognized as the ‘District Green Champion’ for Patiala district for the academic year 2020-21 by Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (MGNCRE), Ministry of Education, Government of India.
Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor of Chitkara University, accepted the award in the presence of Kumar Amit, Deputy Commissioner, Patiala on July 29th, 2021.
The award is given to educational institutions which actively participated in keeping their campuses clean and sanitised and making progress towards a ‘Swachh Bharat’.
Chitkara University, Patiala has successfully managed to set up the Swachhta Action Plan Committee and adopted as well as implemented best practices in the areas of sanitation, hygiene, waste management, water management, energy management, and greenery management.
Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University, said, “Along with technological and educational advancements, Chitkara University acknowledges the importance of the environment and puts in concerted efforts towards achieving best practices. This award is a testimony to the university’s commitment to social responsibility and sustainable development. I congratulate all the students and staff members on this honour. ”
The Higher Education Department of India initiated the Swachhata Action Plan to generate a healthy competition among higher education institutions to maintain hygienic campuses so that a clean environment is created for students to study in, leading to higher thinking.
About Chitkara University
Chitkara University, situated near Chandigarh, has emerged as the most vibrant and high-ranking University in North India. With another campus in Himachal Pradesh, the university offers courses in Engineering & Technology, Business, Planning & Architecture, Art & Design, Mass Communication, Sales & Marketing, Hospitality Management, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, and Education. With state-of-the-art infrastructure, scientifically driven pedagogy, and strong industry collaborations, Chitkara University not only attracts the most exemplary students from across the nation but, with its seamless placement support, is also able to help them carve high growth careers.